Show Business: Sam's Comeback

Mark Twain once said: "When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not." Last week NBC's Project 20 movingly remembered what happened to Mark, from his Hannibal, Mo. boyhood in the 1840s to the day of his death, exactly 50 years ago. Mark Twain's America followed the technique of Project 20's earlier and equally successful Meet Mr. Lincoln, used some 1,000 old photographs to bring back the patch of U.S. history Samuel Clemens helped needle into place. The pictures of the Old West, which attracted Twain as both reporter and prospector, were so penetratingly authentic that...

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